Berlin (dpa / tmn) – At the latest when Google announced the launch of the YouTube Music music streaming service in the summer of 2018, it was clear: The relatively unsuccessful Play Music service, which Google also operates, won’t be around for long. It is being replaced by YouTube Music.
Now, Google has actually outlined the ending more precisely: “Between October and the end of this year, access to Google Play Music will be permanently removed,” an email to all users said.
Anyone who wants to use YouTube Music in the future is recommended to transfer their own media library there. This should be easily possible and include all playlists, your own music uploads and recommendations, Google promises, on Google’s transfer page.
Alternatively, it is also possible to download music purchased or uploaded to Google Play Music, as well as a list of tracks, playlists and radio stations from the media library. There must be a notice before access to the media library and data in Google Play Music is permanently stopped.
And then there is the option to delete all Google Play Music data. You can do this directly on the Play Musik page.